how to pronounce macron


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the above transcription of macron is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

macron is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of macron in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… robb took this as macron denying that …”

meanings of macron


  1. A short, straight, horizontal diacritical mark (¯) placed over any of various letters, usually to indicate that the pronunciation of a vowel is long.


  1. A French surname​.

macron frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word macron occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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